The FENCE is a large outdoor photography exhibit that will be on display in Durham from Friday, August 17th, to November, 2018. The exhibit is also visiting Brooklyn, Boston, Atlanta, Santa Fe, Denver, Calgary and Sarasota.
The FENCE: Durham includes almost 250 photographs by 50 artists, 9 of whom are based in the Triangle. Each submitted a series of work in a category, creatures, food, home, nature, people, play and streets.
The Triangle-based artists are: Nancy Arehart, Rachel Jesson, Mary Shannon Johnson, Ray Pfeiffer, Leah Sobsey, Tim Telkamp, Dawn Surratt, Barbara Tyroler, and Yousuf Zafar.
Last year, Durham became the sixth city in North America to display the exhibit, and other host cities now include Brooklyn, N.Y., Boston, Mass., Atlanta, Ga., Santa Fe, N.M., Denver, Colo., Sarasota, Fla., and Calgary, Canada.
There will be a opening celebration on Friday, August 17th, 2018, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The opening ceremony will take place on the Orange Street Mall, located at 102 W. Parrish St. The outdoor installation, which will be on display through November 2018, will again encompass the block surrounding the City’s Chapel Hill Street Parking Garage, beginning on West Chapel Hill Street to North Mangum Street to West Parrish Street to Orange Street to Black Wall Street Gardens.
Mayor Steve Schewel, Public Art Committee Chair Chris Ogden, and other arts speakers will give opening remarks, sharing the importance of public art for increasing Durham’s quality of life and sense of place. Several of the artists featured will also be present to answer questions and share insights about their bodies of work. Guided docent tours of The FENCE: Durham will be available, and light refreshments will be served.
Learn more on the Facebook page for the event.